PM Narendra Modi pitches India as a global power
The Federation of Indian Associations of New York, New Jersey & Connecticut (FIA-Tristate), was conferred with the prestigious recognition of the Pravasi Bharatiya Samman on the 16th Pravasi Bhartiya Divas (PBD) on January 9, 2021.
The association has been awarded for its community service. FIA is the oldest and biggest umbrella organization of Indians.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday inaugurated the 16th edition of the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD) convention via video conferencing and addressed the Indians living overseas. At the PBD convention, PM Narendra Modi lauded the Indian diaspora for its contribution amid the coronavirus pandemic. Speaking of the ‘Made in India’ coronavirus vaccines, PM Narendra Modi said India is ready to save humanity with two indigenous coronavirus vaccines.
“In the recent past, Indian origin people have made a place for themselves and shone in their respective fields. We have shown sacrifice, duty and help in these challenging times across the globe. I feel pride when global leaders appreciate the role of Indians in crucial areas and sectors.”
As we have reported, the 16th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas Convention will be held in a virtual format, as were the PBD Conferences held recently in the run-up to the Convention. The theme of the 16th PBD Convention 2021 is “Contributing to Aatmanirbhar Bharat”.
“Today we have been connected with internet from various corners of the world but our minds are always connected with ‘Maa Bharti’,” Modi said, adding, “In the past years, Non-Resident Indians have strengthened their identity in other countries.”
“When India stood in the face of terrorism, the world too got the courage to face this challenge. Today, India is using technology to end corruption. Money worth lakhs and crores are directly being credited to the account of the beneficiary,” Modi said.